Barbara Anderson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Her expertise is in helping families traverse the stages a child with diabetes will go through during adolescence.
As a certified diabetes educator for the last 18 years, what frustrates me the most is that in the majority of cases of pre-diabetes, particularly those with an early diagnosis, developing on to Type 2 diabetes is preventable
What if Type 2 diabetes could be completely reversed? What if it weren't an inexorable, progressive disease that has to be better "managed" by our health care system with better drugs, surgery and coordination of care?
In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.
I certainly hope there are not many people that truly believe diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's still exist because health related companies make more money treating the illness versus curing it.
I will continue to frequent this restaurant, because overall I consider it a very nice place that has always treated me well. But next time I am asked if I want fries or a cookie to go with my sandwich, without hesitation, I will say, "No thank you."